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Ridcully: "Haven't had a corpse in a wardrobe since that business with Archchancellor Buckleby."
Henry: "We all warned Buckleby that the lock was too stiff."
Mustrum Ridcully and Henry on Buckleby.[src]

Archchancellor Buckleby was a wizard who was Archchancellor of the Unseen University at some point after 1973[1]. Despite Henry and some other members of the staff telling him that the lock was too stiff, the Archchancellor locked himself in a wardrobe, where he could not escape from. He died in there[2].


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Henry clearly remembers Buckleby, and, given that he was hired after the defeat of Coin, Buckleby must have been Archchancellor at some point afterwards. EDIT: THIS IS NOT NECESSARILY ABSOLUTE FACT, as Henry also STUDIED at UU in h is early years,so may have remembered Archchancellor Buckleby and his death in the wardrobe from his time as a student at UU and NOT after he was hired as staff. This would make sense as there is an unnacounted for Archchancellor, between the death of Archchancellor Ymper Trymon in TLF, and the inauguration of Virrid Wazygoose (Sourcery). As it is also insinuated that Virrid (was one of the few AC's who) did not kill the predecessor to earn his position, this would help to reinforce this theory due to Buckleby dying from locking himself in a wardrobe and being unable to get out
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hogfather